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Wuhan lockdown: How people are still getting food

Justin Harper


This article was based around the challenge of people getting food in Wuhan China while being restricted to their homes. The main issue was that people were not wanting to come into contact with food delivery drivers as this was one of the common methods to replenish food supplies. The article discussed technological advances where consumers could request the driver to drop off the food and leave or could even discuss special locations to drop food off through the use of an app. One problem that did not cross my mind was how the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at hospitals were going to eat. This article mentions that one delivery company was delivering 1000 free meals daily to the hospitals.


The clear concept of this article was medical geography. The focus was surrounding the city of Wuhan and the pandemic of COVID-19.